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the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following the shooting rampage. the two of them sat down with elaine to describe what they say that day. >> we needed to break into the school to get in, because the back doors are secured. >> how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet and the halls were empty. he searched sandy hook elementary school room by room. >> the rooms were locked. that means that the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children there danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic, you know, observation on all parts, because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt in that you weren't th
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sister ariel was also at sandy hook elementary last week but she was in a different classroom. and jeff, she survived. >> jeff: jim axelrod, thank you. in wake of this inexplicable violence that left 28 people dead here there is a massive search for answers under way. john miller joins you now, again, john, we understand that postal inspectors are part of this investigation. why is that? >> well, that's right, jeff, and that has become part of the standard package, if you will, in these kinds of cases, based on experience in the virginia tech massacre, the shooter there had sent out a package containing a videotape with a long rambling message that was destined for a television network, in the case in aurora, colorado, at the movie theatre james holmes had sent out a package with a spiral notebook that had his writings and pictures 6 what appeared to be him shooting at people. so what they want to do is get not mailboxes, get to the local post office, look for anything with the return address of the suspect so that they can intercept any communications that might contain evidence or mor
now elaine quijano tells us new orleans firefighters are returning the favor following sandy. >> what would you want to say to these guys? >> i love them for coming up here. this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> new insight into the sandy hook killer the erie warning his mother gave his babysitter. good evening i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the heartbreaking goodbyes to the sandy hook shooting victims. two of the youngest victims. two six-year-old boys were the first to be laid to rest. this beginning of the community that will bury 20 children and six adults. cbs reporter is in new town tonight. >> reporter: the charming village square in new town is the epicenter of an overwhelming out pouring of grief and support. >> we need to embrace each other at a time like this. >> i know if we come together we will be successful. >> people from all over new england are descending to reflect and never forget the 26 innocent lives lost. they drop off gifts nor the youngest victims and leave messages of hope to comfort the victim's families. >> my heart goes out to the mother's. >> the stunned community in sandy hook there's deep pain and sadness. this neighborhood says final goodbyes to 20 children and six adult educat
makeshift memorials, parents held their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. elrst we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six- year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischevious boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his funeral. a huge new york giants' fan whose favorite player, victor cruz, played yesterday with jack's name on his gloves and cleats. jerry rhine holtz was at the funeral. >> the people that spoke, there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and g
michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt that you weren't there quick enough to do that.
for the victims of the sandy hook shootings. the chief tells our elaine quijano what he thinks of the nra's call for policemen in every school. >> i would hate to have to think that i have to put an armed officer in every school just to keep kids safe. >> axelrod: newtown the fiscal cliff and bad weather have all cut into christmas shopping. with two shopping days left michelle miller has been talking to worried retailers. and a church in a neighborhood devastated by super storm sandy holds its first wedding. >> hell and high water came and we're still going to make it happen. >> axelrod: tony guida with the story of an undowntowned bride and groom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. an unbearable six-day stretch of funerals for the victims of the newtown shooting wrapped up today with the last three. mourners at the funeral of josephine gay wore purple. her favorite color. a horse-drawn coach carried the casket of six-year-old ana marquez-greene, remembered as a girl who never walked from room to room. she danced. six-year-old
sandy. and that story is coming up. ,,,,,,,, sad anniversar >>> checking the bay area headlines. san francisco police, they marked a sad anniversary. six years ago this weekend the officer, he was shot and killed, trying to arrest the prison escapee in the city sunset district. through the years, they marked that anniversary with the candlelight memorial, but this year people were invited to the police station for a private remembrance inside the community room. and that it is their big name. >>> and they hold their annual toy drive this morning. people can drop off the toys for needy kids any time from 6:00 to midnight at the 33 be gary boulevard. and it is the 12th consecutive year for the toy drive. and january 2 will be the last day and it will be free to the public. they will be exiting the building that day. the new auditorium will open in april. >>> it's not an official spare the air day yet, but the air quality management district is asking people not to light the wood burning fires or stoves tomorrow. officials want to avoid that build up of the unhealthy air for the christm
received some early christmas gifts. >>> a charity started after super storm sandy and they are now handing out toys. >> reporter: a restaurant turned into a christmas wonder land for hundreds of kids still without a permanent home after super storm sandy. >> there was food, soda and finally presents. >> reporter: sandy flooded 10- year-old matthew's basement destroying most of his toys. matthew a mom says the cost of rebuilding threatened to wipe out christ mas. >> trying to give them things. people who donated gifts have been awesome. >> reporter: joy wong started this gift-giving charity after helping clean up a friend's basement. >> her son saw us throwing out his toys and not understanding what he might have done to have all of his toys thrown out. >> reporter: secret sanda allowed donors to make sure the magic of christmas was not lost this year. >> they received enough to fulfill 2,000 of sandy's youngest victims. some got their gifts here at it this christmas party. >> reporter: christmas will not be the same now that his family lives in a small apartment. >> we used to
effected by hurricane sandy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, with just one full day left before christmas. people are taking care of last minute gifts for frie and even themsel >>> shoppers are hitting the stores for their final punches with one full day before christmas. people are taking care of last- minute gifts for friends, family and themselves. shoppers tell us some deals are too good to pass up. >> it was like i was not going to buy for people and then i came out and there were sales so i thought, why not. >> more retailers looked like they hired more people just to make sure. >> retailers are add more employees and hours to meet the needs of shoppers, macy's, toys r us and target will be open until midnight tonight to help with the last-minute rush. >>> meanwhile, sat some shops, shoppers enjoyed complementary giftwrapping thanks to volunteers from a middle school. parents and students played santa elves hoping to raise donations for the band program. >>>it is not secis sec-- secret santa but secret sandy. >>> and in every life a little rain must fall. this is ridiculous. we will have the forecast
for a memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary school principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did was an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday more were laid to rest. james mattioli loved sports and math. he was a numbers guy. jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotion for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attended sandy hook elementary. >> it was so surreal. >> reporter: there were some that stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, she -- her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this. smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a ground swell of support in washington
. residents leaned on one another as they remembered the 20 first graders and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we just all basically hugged each other and said it was going to be all right, we'll get past it. >> reporter: but one mass was cut short after someone called in a threat. >> i wasn't scared. i looked up, and i said, you know, if anything has to happen, protect the kids. enough of them. >> reporter: as people here in newtown grieve investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for friday's shooting. >> we have to have the whole picture before we can say hopefully how and why this occurred. that's not going to come very quickly. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza, shot his mother in the head as she laid in bed, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: source
in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the families will begin the process of laying their loved ones to rest. jim. >> axelrod: margaret, thank you. it is still unclear what if any connection the gunman's mother had to the school. but we do know the weapons adam lanza used to kill his victims came from her home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first graders. autopsies on the bodies of the children revealed that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times. wayne carver is the chief medical examiner for connecticut. >> i only did seven of the autopsies. the vic
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to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else
hollywood's biggest stars weigh in on the gun debate. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more listening. >> their very public appeal to prevent another school tragedy. >> plus demonstrators in the bay area perform a visual protest against gun violence. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, school shooting. in ogden utah, family, f >>> three more funerals today for victims of the connecticut school shooting in ogden, utah they attended services for emily parker. he expressed no animosity toward the gunman. funerals also held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old an ma marquez green. some of hollywood's biggest celebrities are putting their faces and feelings into public service announcements to end gun violence. >> as a human being. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more lists of names. it's not too soon. >> it's too late. >> now is the time. >> before we all know someone who loved someone on that list. >> the demand a plan campaign came just hours after the nra news conference subjected arms guards in every american school. it's part of the l
york. >> reporter: i am standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located, where the shooting took place a tragedy that shocked the community, parents and family members are grieving the loss of innocent children and adults in the massacre. >> reporter: parents and children ran from the sandy hook elementary school. the scene of terror and sadness. >> caller indicating someone is shooting. >> reporter: inside 27 people shot to death, 20 children as young as 5. others saw what no child should see. >> i saw the bullets going next to the hall that i was next to and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza killed his mother, nanny in their home and drove her car to the school where she worked. he entered with two hand guns and began firing, killing students in two classrooms before turning the gun on himself. they say he had a rifle in the trunk of his car. police and teachers led students from the school in single file. they were reunited with their parents but some parents heard the worst. >> 20 parents were
-stricken newtown, connecticut has begun laying to rest the littlest victims of the sandy hook shootings starting with two 6-year-old boys. first we go live to cbs reporter randall pinkston in newtown with the latest on the investigation. good afternoon, randall. >> reporter: connecticut police say the locations of the shooting sandy hook elementary school and the home where adam lanza lived with his mother are crime investigation scenes. authorities are engaged in an intense investigation trying to find as much information as they can about what led to friday's horrific crime. people sobbed and held each other as they arrived for 6- year-old jack pinto's funeral one of 26 to be held in this community over the coming days. noah pozner will also be laid to rest today. elisa doesn't know the families but plans to attend. >> we just want to be there for the families. i think they're inconsolable. i would be. >> reporter: police say the people died after 20-year-old adam lanza shot his way into their school friday morning. investigators are searching for a motive. >> there are many, many witnesses th
violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political focus so far has been on gun legislation. >> we have failed our children. >> reporter: today, senator barbara boxer is suggesting a different route beefing up school security. >> what it would do, it would help schools use the existing program to provide schools with more resources to install tip lines, surveillance equipment, secured entrances, metal detectors and other important safety measures. >> i think it's a wonderful idea that the federal is looking to expand funding for school security. >> reporter: ken trump says af
killed yesterday at sandy hook elementary school. 20 children ages 6 and 7 died along with 6 adults. all were shot multiple times at close range with an assault rifle, not handguns as reported yesterday. investigators also say the shooter forced his way into the school although they have not given specifics as to how. and about two hours ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. tonight the mourning is well under way. in the past two hours this vigil was held for victoria soto, the first grade teacher shot while trying to shield her first grade students from the gunman. her family says she lost her life doing what she loved. she was 27 years old. a live report from sandy hook in a moment but first, cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at a vigil in san francisco's dolores park. don. >> reporter: ann, even though we are a continent away from what happened in newtown, connecticut, people in san francisco in the bay area very much touched and troubled by what happened here. there was a vigil tonight one of about 16 or 17 around the bay area suggested by mo
sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >>
, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: n
, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they're innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. police say adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> i could pass the magazine for multiple magazines for the rifle and handguns. >> reporter: adam lanza ducked into a room when the police were arriving. and newtown school officials have not decided if they'll ever reopen the sandy hook elementary school. terrell? >> erica ferrari. in newtown for us this morning. thank you so much. >>> friday's shooting has tou
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to 7.7%, the lowest in four years. 146,000 jobs were created in spite of super storm sandy and the fiscal cliff threat. joining us now to talk more about that cliff is mark zandi, reief economist at moody's analytics. mark, is that threat credible? i guess we saw hiring last month, the stock market is hanging in there. what's the feeling on the part i thorporate america? bu well, you know, i think businesses feel like we're going deget a deal. they expect the president and house speaker boehner to come together and get this done. if they didn't, they'd be laying off workers, and as we can see by the data they are not doing nhat. eut they are cautious, and appropriately so. washington can botch this so gtey aren't very aggressive with their hiring. ehey pulled back on their pnvestment on their advertising. wey also realize tax rates are going up next year, so what they're doing is announcing special dividends and pulling dividends forward into this year because they realize that tax rates on dividends next year will be higher. so they're trying to give their shareholders a b
for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots and the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> they said he won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. it's a devastating event and as heartbreaking as it is, it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: noah pozner was described as smart, caring and rum bunktious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, giants wide receiver, victor cruz. >> there w
it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that their jobs
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: speaking of budgeting, this hurricane sandy bill that has come across the table. we get a 600 billion-dollar bill for hurricane sandy date. surisingly or mae not surprisingly enough, we have $23 million for tree planting that is most likely not in new york or new jersey. $4 million for new equipment for the fbi and $2 million that is for the nixonian root. do they think that we are spid and that we are not going to realize what they're doing? >> they really must. i was working in the senate during hurricane katrina. just a wasteful process. we basically gave a lot of these localities a blank check, and that is being what is proposed here. ere are billions of dollars in replacement of vehicles for government officials. agencies should go back and get back to us rather than ask for a blank check they can buy new this and that whatever they put the money into a. tracy: that's right. we are talking aboucutting defense, and yet we have 40 million appropriated military bases, including cuba. it makes no sense to me. what this says is they still don't get it. they still don't get the pages f
: 6-year-old emilie parker was one of the 20 students shot and killed inside sandy hook elementary. >> she was the type of person who could light up a room. >> reporter: her father says his oldest daughter was kind to everyone. >> she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: investigators identified the shooter as 20- year-old adam lanza. sources say he attended sandy hook elementary as a child. police say when he returned pride morning he used a rifle to shoot 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults multiple times. 27-year-old teacher vicki soto died shielding her students. >> she passed doing something she loved. >> reporter: small memorials like these on barricades block the roadway to the school are popping up all over newtown. people here are grieving and trying to show support any way they can. >> they're just babies, you know. they're just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mothers and their fathers. >> reporter: investigators say lanza also killed his mother nancy before taking the gun she kept in the home they shared. police are still gath
at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. 20 children all ages 6 and 7 died along with 6 adults. all were shot multiple times at close range by an assault rifle. investigators also say the shooter forced his way into the school and about an hour ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. >>> cbs reporter ines ferre is live in newtown, connecticut where investigators are piecing together what happened. ines. >> reporter: well, ann, it's been a day of mourning here in newtown and across the nation as families are grieving the loss of loved ones and a community tries to pull together. 12-year-old jocelyn cardenaz came from danbury, connecticut it drop off flowers at a memorial for the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> even though we didn't know anyone directly just hurt because you never know what's going to happen next. >> reporter: she is one of many grieving for those gunned down in newtown, connecticut friday morning. investigators identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. the medical examiner says everyone was sh
sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, children and adults that died in this massacre. >>> reporter: parents and children ran from the sandy hook elementary school. the scene of unimaginable terror and unspeakable sadness. inside, 27 people were shot to death. 20 of them, children as young as 5. others saw what no child should see. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to, and then the teacher pulled me in to her classroom. >> reporter: police say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother nancy, then drove to the school where she worked as a teacher. he entered with two semiautomatic handguns and began firing. police don't know if it was the gunman's final destination. they say he had an assault rifle in the trunk of his car. students were told to keep their eyes closed. the children were reunited with their parents at a nearby fire house. some parents heard the worst. >> 20 parents were told their children were dead . it was awful. >> reporter: p
and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school on friday. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise, and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. >> reporter: as people here in newtown gravy, investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for friday's shooting. >> we have to have the whole picture before we can say hopefully how and c this occurred. that's not going to come very quickly. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza, shot his mother in the head as she laid in bed, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to it shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the massacre may have gone on longer but lanza shot himself in the head when he heard police coming. for the families of the victims, one of the hardest parts is yet to come. funeral servic
but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the streaks stuff she might have found being in -- none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> not yet. >> reporter: this shop slashed prices as retailers did all over the country. still, it was not a good christmas for her nor most others. >> it started out already. and it just dropped off about a week ago. >> reporter: that's when it should have been booming. as it turned out this was the worst season since the country was mired in recession 2008. sales were up fractionally. expectations were up 3 to 4%. >> the controversy around this "fiscal clif
continues. the police officers who responded to radio calls about a gunman inside sandy hook elementary school described what happened. >> approaching the scene, there were approximately six children that were running from the scene, which added to our knowledge that, yes, this is real. >> reporter: first responders arrived within minutes of the 911 call that came in the morning of december 14. officers say they broke windows to get inside to search for the shooter. >> i heard the gunfire and i went towards it. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman, adam lanza, shot himself when he heard police coming. police chief michael keho says it was a horrific scene when he reached the part of the school where 20 first graders and six adults were shot and killed. >> i was devastated. absolutely devastated. i had no words. >> reporter: he says it was clear no one in the classroom could be saved. >> you feel a sense of guilt in that you weren't there quick enough to do that. but i also know that our response stopped that threat, and he could not proceed any further. >> reporter: newtown police
problem. >> the bill coming across the table with the bill for hurricane sandy to go to the victims yet surprisingly are not, $23 million for their tree planting, of $4 million for new cars for the fbi. $2 million for a roof at the smithsonian. do they think we're stupid? >> i was working in the senate to during katrina. it is a wasteful process. we gave the localities a blank check. that is proposed here. but so much of the $60 billion is not spending on individual family is but on another government program. there is literally billions for vehicle replacement for government officials. the agency should do the assessment of their fleet and said it just ask for money. >> we just cut about -- talk about cutting defense then we have 40 million appropriated to the military defense. it makes no sense but they don't get to blow the money. >> i agree. tucci and all rahm emanuel they is a crisis that was a payback to their constituency. there using but cover of a hurricane relief for various parts of government. by contrast of katrina the money was everywhere not just the gulf of mexico. this
the gunman's older brother ryan lanza into custody for questioning. newtown police arrived at sandy hook elementary school shortly after 9:30 in the morning. they quickly called for state backup and a s.w.a.t. team and released word to expect the worst. >> the majority of those who died today were children beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: parents rushed to pick up their children. >> there's 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. >> reporter: while the investigation continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools
wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce it. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade teastudents. >> she gave her life for her kids. it breaks my kids. >> 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up, so firemen across the region said good-bye to him as though he were one of their own. carolyn prev ity liked to draw and dance. principal dawn hochsprung was a mother of two but they say all the school was her kids. vice president bide listen get righ
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>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look
." students are going back to school today in newtown, connecticut, except for the boys and girls of sandy hook elementary. their new school in a nearby town is not ready yet. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what led to this massacre. jeff glor is in newtown, connecticut, where two young victims were laid to rest on monday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: nor agood morning to you. we are one week away from christm christmas. here in connecticut, it will be a week full of funerals for the victims of friday's shooting. in connecticut on monday, the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's shooting. 6-year-old noah pozner and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's governor and lieutenant governor each attended one of the services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate, knowing that they'll be inadequate. and you see little coffins, and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: that heartache will continue over the coming days as more funerals take place and as the holidays approach. in the middle of town
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